David don't get your hopes up. Given the WMF's tendency to shove idiotic,
untested, and often unwanted software changes down the throats of users
this surprises you at all? Just take a look at how either VE or media
viewer where pushed out. It took the introduction of the super protect
right to ensure that the WMF's edicts are carried out regardless of how it
impacts users or their wishes.
On Dec 31, 2014 2:08 PM, "David Gerard" <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 31 December 2014 at 18:56, Megan Hernandez
The large banner is set to only show up one time,
regardless if a reader
closes the banner or not. Most readers are not seeing these banners
The blue banners at the top of the page do show up more than one time.
you close these banners, you won't see
So Marc was wrong and this *is* deliberate behaviour?
If the description above is not working for you,
please let us know at
donate(a)wikimedia.org so we can follow up.
It completely fails ethics and makes people want to put our banners
into AdBlockPlus, where a substantial proportion of the internet won't
see them, so it's not really me, is it.
You may be noticing more banners because we have
increased the traffic
today for a final year-end push. Banners were running at limited traffic
the past two weeks. The campaign will end today.
Blatant stunts like this because it's the last day strikes me as
utterly unethical behaviour, for what that's worth.
Who coded this? Who approved this? Who thought this was a good decision to
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